The Horse Circus: 12.13.13

The Horse Circus

We pretend to go to the horse show but everyone really knows it’s a circus!

Bring on the clowns! And the horses too!

Every Friday Counter-Canter Culture features the important US and International Horse Shows currently under way.

National Day Of The Horse

The National Day of the Horse

Today is the National Day of the Horse in America!  The first official Day of the Horse was recognized by the U.S. Congress in 2004 to encourage all citizens to be mindful of the contribution of horses to the economy, history, and character of the United States.  So, in honor of this obviously important day, we would like to highlight a few people who are upholding the horse holiday spirit!

Absolutely at the top of the list are the riders at the Equestrian Center of Walnut Creek.  Each year they celebrate the National Day of the Horse with discipline demonstrations and a trail ride in which all participants are encouraged to show their holiday spirit.  Just look at the festive photos and videos that result!

Photo courtesy of Mercury News

Photo courtesy of Mercury News

Prevailer LR and Caroline Powell Day of the Horse 2012

As Angelenos, we at Counter-Canter Culture are also proud to report that our fair city has enacted it’s own Day of the Horse to honor Los Angeles’ storied equine history and the parts of the city where horses still reign supreme.  This year, two horses found their way to City Hall on the celebrated day, where they treated their biggest government supporters, including Councilman Tom LaBonge, to priceless photo ops like this one.

Photo courtesy of Andy Holzman/Los Angeles Daily News

Photo courtesy of Andy Holzman/Los Angeles Daily News

Finally, speaking of politics, check out the 3rd Annual National Day of the Horse Event on Facebook here. Attendees are encouraged to share their thoughts, photos and personal stories about the contributions horses make to us as individuals and communities on the page.  Event coordinators also urge that on this special day you remember to contact your legislators about pending bills that are important to the equestrian community, including the SAFE Act, PAST Act and to enforce the 1971 Wild Horse and Burros Act.  Let’s get involved for the holidays!

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